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One-Hour John F Kennedy Assassination Tour
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One-Hour John F Kennedy Assassination Tour

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We take you through the events of the day from a perspective not found on other tours. Why was JFK even in Dallas that day and why was that route for the motorcade chosen? We lay out the incredible coincidences and timing that culminated in a national tragedy that is as poignant today as it was in 1963.<br><br>We also tell the story of Jackie Kennedy's tremendous loss and her overwhelming grief. A story often overlooked. You've heard how she was stoic and poised in public, which she was, but we take you deeper into the private, human side of the story. You'll stand in disbelief as you hear these untold stories and wonder if you could have withstood the same public pressure if you were in her shoes. Not just the Assassination, but other, equally devastating life experiences.<br><br>We end the tour at the Sixth Floor Museum. There you can continue with a self guided tour equipped with headsets. We will help you buy tickets, give an overview of the Museum and help you with a speedy entrance.
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Michael wrote a review Apr 2020
Woking, United Kingdom255 contributions208 helpful votes
We visited the Discovery Gardens on a very rainy, and thus very quiet Tuesday. Much to our luck Tuesday is 'pay-what-you-wish' entry so you can enter for whatever amount you see fit. Although it is not a big attraction, there were more than just butterflies like the snake house at the back of the gardens which was awesome. The butterfly exhibit is the main attraction and it is certainly great for a cold and rainy day as the enclosure is very warm and pleasant to walk around. There are some other cool exhibits to explore beyond those two things as well. We must also credit the brilliant customer service; I apologise as I forgot the ladies name, but the woman on the front desk when we visited (Tuesday 11th February 2020) was so friendly, she went above and beyond to inform us about exhibits and also virtually give us a private tour of the attraction! Overall I would definitely recommend visiting this place if you are in Dallas, especially if you have children as they'd love it!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Lois wrote a review Dec 2019
Ontario, California4 contributions
We arrived too late at the Butterfly House for the daily butterfly release at noon. It was still a very enjoyable afternoon for us, including kids of 8, 12 and 14 years of age. There were many varieties of butterflies in this 2 story "hot house". The keep the temperature and humidity levels high for the butterflies so wear light clothes under your coat. They have a coat rack in the lobby but it would be wise not to bring an expensive coat or leave any valuables in the pockets. We didn't have any problems, but on a crowded day, there could be issues with people getting the wrong coat. The outdoor gardens were dormant, since it was late December. The kids enjoyed seeing the live snakes in the little snake house. Every staff member we encountered was pleasant and knowledgeable. It was accessible for wheelchairs, with an elevator to the second floor if you didn't want to take the stairs. The ramp that winds down through the 2 floors was not too steep. There is a large room there that can be rented for private events. I would like to go sometime in the spring when the outdoor butterfly garden is in bloom.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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ydnarb97 wrote a review Sep 2019
Big Rapids25 contributions2 helpful votes
Parking is free most of the year however during fair time which is the same location, there’s like a $20 parking fee I read (end of September-October). No pets allowed except service animals. Only $10 for adults, so a reasonable price. The butterfly garden was disappointing. I’ve been to a few incredible butterfly gardens with lots of flowers and like 300,000 butterflies (Mackinac Island, MI has the best one). This butterfly garden there wasn’t that many butterflies for how big it is. Was super hard to get good pictures and couldn’t really enjoy watching them since several parts had hardly any butterflies. The gardens were alright. Nothing extravagant. Mostly plants, not too many flowers like a botanical garden. There’s a snake shed too apparently but I think it was closed when I went. Overall its alright but I wouldn’t go back.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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James S wrote a review Jul 2019
Denton, Texas152 contributions37 helpful votes
We took the family there to view the Gardens and see the butterflies. It was nice, but we were there in the middle of the day and it was hot. The hummingbirds weren't out in the Garden.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Stephen K wrote a review Apr 2019
Corpus Christi, Texas1,357 contributions232 helpful votes
We’ve been to several butterfly exhibits in Texas, including the Cockrell Butterfly House in Houston and the Rainforest Pyramid in Galveston which are more elaborate, but this one in Dallas holds its own. Since I pit is located at the Fair Grounds Parking lot 5A near the Cotton Bowl, take the opportunity to see the Cotton Bowl stadium up close as well as the wonderful buildings and sculptures on the Fair Grounds Esplanade.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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